Saturday, October 31, 2009

Collieween 2009

We hope everyone had a Happy Collieween. The City of Key West decided to delay ours until Monday because of Fantasy Fest. We are not to thrilled about and have seen several small kids doing trick-or-treat but not many. It sure has confused everyone.

We don't know these Collieween Collies

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

Thursday, October 29, 2009

We Be Busy

We wanted to let everydog know we are still alive. Essex did not over do fence patrol or anything. We been having computer problems and just be plain busy. It feels like everything needs to be done at once and that drives us nuts. Nuts is okay in our books.

Hopefully we can get Dad to start and finish the painting the guest bedroom this weekend. With all our stuff moved, we are having a hard time finding things.

Fantasy Fest this week and Key West has been busy. Fantasy Fest reminds us of Mardi Gras. When people ask Dad why he not interested in going down town, he tells them he doesn't care for obnoxious drunks anymore and he rather spend time with the Collies. Silly Dad is a bit strange by hooman standards, but we give him high marks.

Hopefully, we can get a better post done this weekend and start looking for a new puter too.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Essex Barkday Report

I thought all of you would enjoy these three pictures from my Barkday. The first picture is me waking up to Dog Dad singing Happy Barkday. It sure was nice of him to do that. Afterwards we went out for our early morning walk. Dad pointed out Orion and Canis Major which were visible in the sky above us. Deacon and I got some extra treats when we got back. Then Dad had to go to work.

When he got back home, I got scratched behind the ears and a big hug. That was followed by a peanut butter and cheese flavored ice cream flavored dog treat. The two of us woofed those down. After Dad played with us at home it was off to Angel Paws.

Wowsers, I enjoyed my favorite pastime in the whole universe – Fence Patrol. Everyone better watch out the Secretary of Da Fence is here. You know I had fun on my barkday.

Dog Speed,


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Essex is Six

Essex woke up today to Dad singing “Happy Barkday.” Unlike the last two years, we are celebrating Essex’s Barkday at home. In 2007 we were on the road home from Statesboro, GA and in 2008 we were in Amherst, Ohio. During our early morning walk Orion and Canis Major were both high in the sky. The “Secretary of Da Fence” told Dad what she wants most is an extra long time doing fence patrol at Angel Paws.

Dad has a wistful look in his eyes. He is remembering a little puppy he brought home, that became such a wonderful girl. Essex is a lot like Dad, she has a small group of friends. For people she knows her tail will wag in wide sweeps. She is loyal and intense. Essex and Dog Dad are really in tune with each other.

We hope all of you have a pawfect day. Any day here with a smile, a cold nose and lick is pawfect for us. It being Essex’s six barkday just makes it extra special.

New pictures may be awhile as Dad has misplaced the cord for the camera, while moving stuff out of the small bedroom.

Dog Speed

Essex & Deacon

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Irresponsible Hoomans

Deacon gave Dad a scare less than an hour ago. Dad was at the Angel Paws talking to Sasha’s mom and a two other ladies he has seen only a few times. The sun just set and it was dark outside all the owners are chatting at the picnic table inside the park. The other two owners leave and Dad and Sasha’s mom are still talking. Next thing Dad notices a car slowing down and sees Deacon body outline in the headlights outside the park. He runs out of the park closes the gate and calls to Deacon, who listened and came to Dad.

The two ladies left the Angel Paws' gate open. Somehow you expect more from hoomans that talk about how their dogs are like their children. Dad feels fortunate that neither of us got hit by a car. If he sees either of the two ladies they will get an earful about being so irresponsible. In the meanwhile, Dad thanks the Good Shepherd above for protecting Deacon and the gentleman for slowing and stopping his car.

As for our home only the spare bedroom and a small patch where the china cabinet is located still need to be tiled. The men working on the house were going hunting trip over the weekend. They will be back Thursday and Friday to finish up. All of us are feeling very happy because our home is returning to normal.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Vanishing Furniture

Deacon checking out a metal ruler

The floor tiles are being put in. We are stuck with Dog Dad in the computer room until the living room, kitchen and dining room are done. When we were finally allowed out of the room, we were like what is happening? There was only the livingroom cabinet and tv stand in the rooms. No couch, no table, no chairs, no dog crates and most importantly Essex's Guard Chair were missing. We were in a panic, how can Essex effectively keep watch without her chair? We gave Dad our best "What happened" look.

Our kitchen has tile

Where is the furniture?

An almost empty livingroom

Where is my Guard Chair?

Dad told us to relax, the chair is in this room, a lot of the other furniture is out on the porch. We did find out one neat thing though. When you bark in an empty room it sounds really loud and echoes a bit.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

Monday, October 5, 2009

Lucy in the Sky

Today is the tiles start going in. We are going to say goodbye to our beloved patches. We decided to sleep on them one last night. When Dad got up he chuckled and took a picture of us. You have to admit we look pretty pawsome in the pawtograph. He was amazed at the amount of dust balls behind and under the furniture.

Enjoying our patches one last time

Our paw pal Lucy out in Valdosta, Georgia turned 15 last week. Essex and Dog Dad spent several days visiting her when Wilma struck the Keys in 2005. Looking at the pawtographs, Lucy sure is a grand old lady. Dad keeps singing a song about Lucy in the sky with Diamonds and a dog with kaleidoscope eyes. Lucy's eyes look brown to us, silly Dog Dad.
Lucy turns 15

We will bark at you tomorrow and show you the pictures of the new floor tomorrow. We are interested in seeing how it all comes together.

Dog Speed,
Essex & Deacon